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Decline Sword Coast Legends Pre-Release Thread

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Infinitron, Feb 6, 2015.

  1. FuriousGamer87 Arcane Patron

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    Well, to be fair, when you say you are inspired by something, you don't need to pay royalties or have your creativity shackled by their mistakes and demands. :M
     
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  2. Athelas Arcane

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    I thought you liked DA:O? This is apparently from the "members of the leadership team that brought you Dragon Age™: Origins".
     
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  3. Lhynn Arcane

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    To all those that talk about the next neverwinter nights in terms of mods and DMing.... Let me be clear, its not coming, it never will.
     
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  4. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    "I'm an optimistic guy."

    Why lie?
     
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  5. Invictus Arcane The Real Fanboy

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    Looks like a D&D moba with cooldowns and everything, interesting and with those credentials there should be lots of elven on dwarf sex
     
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  6. nikolokolus Arcane

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    I assume Hasbro/WotC is going to want to milk as much money out of this as they can. In which case I doubt very much they'll release an editor. Pure speculation on my part, but given recent trends in vidya gaemz development, I'll bet they try to monetize this by putting a twist on microtransactions - Beyond the introductory adventure (which will probably be no more than a few hours long) you'll have to purchase "modules" to keep extending the game. They'll pitch this as being "just like it is with the tabletop game!"

    Who knows, maybe they'll prove me wrong.
     
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  7. Axe Father Learned

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    I second the "half-assed NWN" observations. NWN was a very rough game, and the toolkit and modules made for it were the main reason to buy it. This game is likely to have much less in terms of out-of-the-box customization, and it seems they are making the same mistake that NWN did, I.E. the campaign will be boring as fuck because it was designed around co-op so everything is a banal fetch quest.

    Either way you slice it, even if they do release editing tools, it sure as hell isn't going to be a game to get even a year after it is released. If you're gonna buy a game because of mods, there's gotta be a proven selection of them before you spring for it.
     
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  8. Rostere Arcane Patron

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    "D&D 5E RPG with optional co-op"?

    It thought it appeared more like "D&D 5E co-op RPG with optional single-player".
     
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  9. Zombra Arcane Patron

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    Damn, I unsubscribed from this thread at the wrong time.
     
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  10. Infinitron I post news Patron

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  11. Rostere Arcane Patron

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    Ugh, dat quest log on the right.

    MMO banal, shit, boring quest design incoming.
     
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  12. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator Patron

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    So is this using MMO cooldowns?
     
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  13. Rostere Arcane Patron

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    From the looks of the kool-Downs timers on the abilities in the screenshots, yes :popamole:
     
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  14. kris Arcane

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    They sure have big insides of the houses in the Sword coast. some doorframes are even made for Ogres. No, seriously, look at the size of every room displayed in their screenshots, they are huge. Or the characters tiny, if you will.
     
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  15. getter77 Augur

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    Well, there's at least some chance of this being good---quite surprised to see the aggressive pre-order strategy they've gone for, though for something with this much clout I'm not surprised they've gone a traditional route as opposed to aiming for something like Kickstarter.

    The key thing going forward is more details provided by the team members directly, especially in terms of how they are actually intending to up the ante versus the likes of NWN and whatnot---IF they are aggressively ambitious at this, even if they stumble a fair bit, then it just might actually have a chance versus the passive resting on (presumed) laurels that was Neverwinter.
     
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  16. Trodat Erudite Patron

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    From https://forums.swordcoast.com/index.php?/topic/44-so-who-are-the-writers/

    Dunno, will probably be better than DA: Inquisition, tho that's not saying much.
     
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  17. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    http://www.mobygames.com/developer/jay-turner/credits/developerId,179406/

    Quite the jack of all trades.
     
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  18. Athelas Arcane

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    Is anyone actually expecting the writing to be good? It will probably be something along the lines of a Faerun where the entire population is replaced by Joss Whedon characters.

    The combat on the other hand might turn out to be decent.
     
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  19. Grunker RPG Codex Ghost Patron

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    I still can't wrap my head around the fact that some people are responding to "why r u optimistic" with "d00d it looks like NWN" :S
     
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  20. AbounI Arcane Patron

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    I don't know what it will worth (and who can knows it now), but:
    So the writing parts are under the WOTC approval.So at least, we can expect a respectfull lore stories and characters
     
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  21. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Why do you say that?

    I've noticed that ever since PoE, people have started to go "well, the combat looks like it might be decent" on pretty much every other RTwP RPG. Pillars of Eternity - unintentional rehabilitator of real time with pause on the RPG Codex!

    (Of course this backfired very badly when some people suggested that Dragon Age: Inquisition looked like it would have better combat than Pillars :P)
     
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  22. mastroego Arcane

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    Not excited.
    I don't have anything witty to say.
    Just, I guess, a few things look good, several things look bad.

    Also, I tire of promises.
    Just get it out and we'll see. And no preordering, dude.
     
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  23. Zombra Arcane Patron

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    What the fuck? This is real? What the hell am I looking at?

    [​IMG]
     
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  24. Morgoth Arcane

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    Too many "awesomes". Probable brain damage from prolongated Bioware employment.

    We'll see.
     
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  25. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Haha, yep, BioWare's dirty little secret. It was forgotten very quickly. I wonder if anybody on this forum has ever played it.
     
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